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Postdoctoral Position

Basil Nikolau dimmas at IASTATE.EDU
Fri May 6 11:56:35 EST 1994


A postdoctoral position is available immediately to participate in an
on-going collaborative project relating to the biochemistry and molecular
biology of cuticular wax biosynthesis.  This research has resulted in the
first cloning of a gene involved directly in cuticular wax biosynthesis, the
glossy8 gene of maize.  Two research opportunities exist:  

1.  the chemical analysis of the composition of the cuticular waxes produced
by an existing collection of maize glossy mutants, which are affected in the
biosynthesis and/or deposition of the cuticle, and 

2.  molecular cloning of glossy loci, using a large collection of existing
transposon-tagged alleles of six glossy loci.  

Experience in techniques of lipid analysis is particularly desirable, and
familiarity with molecular genetics would be advantageous.  

For more information, contact:

Dr. Basil J. Nikolau,
Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics,
Iowa State University,
Ames, IA 50011.
Phone: 515-294-9423
Fax: 515-294-0453
e-mail: dimmas at iastate.edu

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